7. Often grind away study, lucubrate, read, do schoolwork or homework, have one's nose buried in a book, burn the midnight oil, Brit. SI.
muzz; work, toil, labor, slave, drudge, Inf. sweat; keep one's nose to the grindstone or shoulder to the wheel or hand to the plow.
8. (of dancing) bump, swivel, rotate.
-n. 9. whetting, milling, stoning, sanding, sandpapering, pumicing; grating, filing, rasping, scraping; smoothing, polishing, burnishing, buffing; crushing, braying, pounding, beating, mashing, smashing, SI. smushing; pulverization, pulverizing, mortaring, comminution, comminuting, trituration, triturating, levigation, levigating, powdering, granulation, granulating, shattering, crumbling, disintegration, disintegrating.
10. grating, rasp, gride, scrape, scratching, clank, jangle, clash; screech, creak, screak, stridor, stridula-tion.
11. drudgery, pain, travail, toil, labor, exertion, grip, n. 1. grasp, gripe, clutch, clench; grapple,
clinch; clasp, handclasp, embrace, hug, hold, arms.
2. seizure, seizing, grasping, griping, clutching; reach, reaching, snatching, snatch, grabbing, grab.
3. hold, control, clutches, possession, custody, keeping; command, government, direction, rule, authority; mastery, domination, dominion, sovereignty.
4. small suitcase, valise, Gladstone bag, traveling bag, overnight bag; satchel, bag, shoulder bag, gym bag, duffel bag, duffel; kit bag, knapsack, sack, backpack, pack.
5. mental hold or grasp, Inf. fix, SI.handle; understanding, comprehension, apprehension, realization; awareness, sense, feel, perception, apperception, cognition; knowledge, ken, SI.savvy, Brit. SI.
6. knob, lever, handle, hilt.
7. sharp pain, pang, spasm, contraction, convulsion, paroxysm, throe.
8. grippe, influenza, flu, Pathol, ague.
9. come to grips with face, deal with, cope with, handle, encounter, meet head on.
-v. 10. hold fast, gripe, clutch, clench, clasp, hug, grapple, clinch; take hold of, Inf. latch on or onto, take, grasp; seize, jump at, leap at, reach for, grab, catch or catch at, nab; snatch, Inf. snitch, take away from.
11. take hold on or of, absorb, engross, involve, take in, engulf; hypnotize, mesmerize, rivet, spellbind, enchant, entrance, fascinate. gripe, v. 1. grasp, grip, clutch, clasp; clinch, grap* pie, seize, snatch, lay hold of.
2. distress, trouble, worry, disturb, oppress; hurt, ache, pain, pinch, twinge, squeeze; tighten, constrict, compress, cramp, contract.
3. Informal, complain, grumble, croak, Inf. grouse, SI.kvetch, SI.bitch, SI.bellyache, SI.beef, Inf. grouch; find fault, cavil, carp; whine, fret, repine.
4. Nautical, secure, fasten, make fast, fix, tie; anchor, harbor.
-n. 5. grasp, clutch, grip, clasp; control, sway, hold.
6. claw, talon, paw, hook, clutching hand; hilt, handle, haft, lug.
7. Informal, complaint, grumble, objection, protest, SI.beef, jeremiad, lamentation. grisly, adj. 1. gruesome, gory, ghastly, frightful, horrible, horrid, horrendous, awful, dreadful, terrible, hideous, ugly; disgusting, repulsive, repugnant, revolting, sickening; shocking, appalling, abominable, abhorrent, detestable, offensive, hateful, odious.
2. formidable, grim, threatening, ominous, foreboding, forbidding, harsh, unyielding; sinister, evil-looking, dangerous, frightening, Inf. scary.